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Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble ArtDOG Salon

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to folks from the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble about their upcoming  Listen


Patrick McNally sings Belcore's aria

Patrick McNally introduces and performs Belcore's aria from Donizetti's comic opera "The Elixir of  Listen

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Meridian Arts Ensemble - Alchemy
This ensemble of brass and percussion explores music of the Renaissance & Baroque periods with some quirky modifications.

The WQED Morning Show
Start your day with Jim Cunningham, guests and your favorite music every weekday from 6-10 am!
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Monday-Friday, September 29 - October 3 at 9pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
Life Among the Dead

This week we’ll venture into hallowed territory with some of the most profound music in the literature, including requiems by Mozart, Verdi, Berlioz, Fauré, Dvorak and Duruflé. view schedule

Thursday, October 2 at 8pm
The Birthday of the World: Yom Kippur

Presenting some of the most inspiring music in the Jewish liturgical tradition performed by the acclaimed vocal ensemble The Western Wind. The program also features ancient chants and folk melodies from four guest cantors and several noted singers. view schedule

Sunday, October 5 at 6pm
Sunday at the Symphony – Cleveland Orchestra

Franz Welser Most conducts Schubert’s Symphony No. 2 and Waltzes and Polkas by Johann Strauss, Jr. Gil Shaham performs the Korngold Violin Concerto. view schedule

Sunday, October 5 at 8pm
Pittsburgh Symphony, with Jim Cunningham

A new season of Pittsburgh Symphony Radio begins with Yo-Yo Ma performing the Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme. Manfred Honeck conducts Dvorak’s Carnival Overture, Humperdinck’s “Dream Pantomime” from Hansel and Gretel,” and more. view schedule

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WQED Cultural Calendar

Student Choreography Project
Friday, Oct. 3 - Sunday, Oct. 5
Presenter: Point Park University
The 2 pm and 8 pm performances on Oct. 4 will be streamed LIVE. This edgy and inspired concert features selections from a variety of dance genres by some of ...more info

Are You Still There?
Friday, Oct. 3 - Friday, Oct. 10
Presenter: Attack Theatre
Separated by streets, ideas, and lifetimes, we meet through dropped calls that ring off walls and reach for a clear connection. Why do we hold onto that fading line that ...more info

Meridian Arts Brass Ensemble
Friday, Oct. 3 at 8:00 pm
Presenter: University of Pittsburgh - Music
Meridian's five brass players and a percussionist comprise America's leading brass group exploring the music of today. They'll feature Andrew Rindfleisch's "In the Zone" and "Four Fanfares for Two Trumpets," ...more info

Espana
Saturday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 pm
Presenter: Butler County Symphony Orchestra
Music Director & Conductor Matthew Kraemer gegins the season with the Capriccio Espagnole by Rimsky-Korsakov, Concerto de Aranjuez by Rodrigo with guest guitarist Nicholas Goluses, Alborada del Gracioso by Ravel, ...more info

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  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

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